You were given a written warning claiming that you imported or offered counterfeited products?
Such a warning, which is very often supported by trademark or design rights, should be considered serious. We are more than happy to advise you of legal possibilities in order to fend off the claims and to keep the costs as low as possible for you.
An effective instrument to combat trademark and product piracy is to engage customs and, thus, prevent counterfeited products from being imported into and offered in the European Union.
Exceptions might be made by customs if the counterfeited products were found in the travelling bag of a passenger and were only intended for private use. The value of those goods, however, should not exceed the customs-exemption limit. There is only a very fine line between acting for private purposes only and the assumption that somebody has an intention to use imported goods for business. Once that line is crossed, it is hard to prove wrong the assumption of acting commercially.